5 new clusters contribute to 1,153 new COVID-19 cases

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PUTRAJAYA DIS.19: Five new besides existing clusters contributing 486 new COVID-19 cases had added to the daily record of 1,153 today making the cumulative total to 91,969.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 998 patients had been discharged adding to the cumulative total to 76,242 with 15,294 active cases under treatment.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, 112 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 56 needed respiratory aids.

Meanwhile one death case was reported adding to the death toll to 433 cases (0.47%) from the grand total of cases.

“Selangor is still contributing the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 401 (34.8%) and followed by Kuala Lumpur 281 cases (24.4%) while Sabah 199 cases (17.3%).

“The clusters from the prison and immigration detention depoh involving Jalan Harapan Prison (96 cases) and Tembok (80) had contributed to 176 new cases (15.3%),” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

The five new clusters include Jalan Zuhrah Construction Site in Petaling district, Selangor where 49 cases had been detected with positive COVID-19 after 450 individuals were screened at the work place until 19 Dec.2020.

The Keris Residence cluster occurred in the district of Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran in Sabah. Until Dec.19, 65 individuals had been screened out of which 41 had been infected with the corona virus.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, the Jalan Timah cluster in the district of Johor Bahru and Kulai in Johor had screened 238 individuals out of which 26 had been detected with positive COVID-19 until 19 Dec.2020.

The Brumas cluster involving the district of Kalabakan in Sabah had infected 16 people with positive COVID-19 after 89 individuals had been screened until 19th Dec.2020.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, the Long Panji cluster in the district of Machang in Kelantan had detected 11 new COVID-19 cases after 202 individuals had been screened until 19th Dec.2020.

The states with new COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 401 cases, Kuala Lumpur (281), Sabah (199), Negeri Sembilan (18), Johor (75), Penang (30), Kedah (13), Perak (82), Labuan (19) Sarawak (2), Pahang (16), Melaka (3), Kelantan (10) and Putrajaya (4). – Malaysia World News

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